Tamil film "Raja Rani" has embarked on a good start at the Indian box office. The film has earned over ₹9 crore in Tamil Nadu alone.
The Arya-Nayanthara starrer topped the Chennai box office in its opening weekend. The film was released in maximum number of screens and earned around ₹72 lakh in the city. Its collections in Kerala and Karnataka have also been pretty good. The opening weekend earnings from the three states are pegged at over ₹12 crore.
"#RajaRani [Tamil] is rocking. Opening weekend [Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka]: Fri ₹3.7 cr, Sat ₹4 cr, Sun ₹4.5 cr. Total: ₹12.2 cr," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Raja Rani" has opened to a magnificent start in key international markets.
The film minted over ₹55 lakh in the UK, whereas its collections stood at around ₹1 crore in the US. In the UAE-GCC areas, it collected approximately ₹1 crore. The film has performed well in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
"#RajaRani [Tamil; opening weekend] Aus-NZ-others $ 56,131 [₹35.16 lacs], Malaysia $ 230,110 [₹1.44 cr], Singapore $ 75,980 [₹47.63 lacs]," Taran tweeted.
The total collections of "Raja Rani" are pegged at around ₹5.02 crore in the international arena. However, Telugu film "Attarintiki Daredi", which released simultaneously on 27 September, is dominating the international markets. The film has raked in over ₹10 crore at the US box office alone in its debut weekend, whereas "Raja Rani" earned slightly over ₹1 crore.
The Arya-Nayanthara starrer is expected to continue its solid business for a few more days, until new films hit the screens in the second week of October.